Beane named to Lou Henson All-America team

By Austin Miller, @AMiller_DE

Senior guard Anthony Beane has added another accolade before his graduation.

Beane was named to the 31-person 2016 Lou Henson All-America team by

The Normal native was second in scoring in the Missouri Valley Conference (19.3 points per game), fourth in 3-pointers made (72), ninth in free throw percentage (.768) and tied for ninth in steals (36). He also led the Salukis in scoring, 3-pointers, free throws made and field goals.



The Salukis (22-10, 11-7 MVC) finished fourth in the conference had the program’s best record since 2006-07

Beane was joined by three other MVC players: Wichita State senior guard Ron Baker, Evansville senior guard D.J. Balentine and Evansville senior center Egidijus Mockevicius.

He was named to the mid-season watchlist for the Lou Hensen Award, which is given to the nation’s top mid-major player in January. Stephen F. Austin senior guard/forward Thomas Walkup won the award. Walkup lead the Lumberjacks to an upset against No. 3 seed West Virginia in the NCAA Tournament.

SIU will host a postseason celebration at 6 p.m. Thursday at SIU Arena to honor the team and present awards to players.

Austin Miller can be reached at [email protected] or at 536-3333.